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The Anti-PC League Anti-PC League
Friday, 26 August 2005
The End of the Beginning
Topic: Islamic Jihad
Winds of Change has a section in its

Hatewatch Briefing 08/26/05

which indicates that in SOME parts of the MidEast the Hatred is now being directed at someone besides the US for a change.

Palestinian suicide bombers are seen as martyrs in the Arab world, fighting for a just cause, just like the 9/11 attacks were seen by many as a reaction to "America's hegemony" over the world and a response to the "U.S.'s pro-Israel foreign policy." However, when terrorism strikes home, the reactions change:

Anti-terrorism cartoons in the Arabic press

The MEMRI article
Reformist Cartoons - Part I Condemning Terrorism
By: A. Dankowitz


Is WELL worth reading and I encourage you to follow the Link and peruse it.

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so I will post a couple of the cartoons here to tempt you. ;-)

Satanic Figures Talk after the Sharm Al-Sheikh Bombings
Cartoon No. 16: "What did those animals [i.e. the terrorists] say, what faction are they from?"
"Those who committed this act are most despicable, they stooped lower than us."


From Al-Akhbar (Egypt), July 25, 2005. [23]


From Al-Ayyam (Bahrain), July 25, 2005. [19]

I think the message is clear enough for anyone to understand, with the possible exception of the mentally challenged demonstrators outside Walter Reed Hospital of course.

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 11:17 PM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 7:01 AM CDT
Michael and Me
Topic: Out of Flyover Land
I just caught part of Hannity & Colmes
during my meal break at work.

If you did not see this segment
I URGE you to catch the Rerun


Then, Larry Elders counters Michael Moore (search) on guns, history and politics in his new documentary, “Michael & Me." (search) Hear why he decided he must make this self-financed, independent film



I can say this without hesitation, I can not remember the last time I was as impressed with someone being interviewed as I was with Larry Elder



He dominated the segment. He was not loud or overbearing, he was simply in charge. He never hesitated when questioned.


He never equivocated.

He presented the best defense of the 2cd amendment I have ever seen.

Alan Colmes came off as a helpless observer, every time he tried to trip the man up, the response was immediate, to the point and devastatingly informative.

I know one thing I am BUYING that DVD
For more information go HERE.

UPDATE Change that to BOUGHT that DVD

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 9:13 PM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 6:58 AM CDT
Thursday, 25 August 2005
Anti-War Protests Target Wounded at Army Hospital
Topic: Iraq War
Using the names of Slain Soldiers for Anti-War Propanganda AGAINST the express wishes of their parents is not enough it seems.

NOW the maggots are preying on wounded vets. And YES I WILL question their Patriotism, I STATE it as FACT they do NOT deserve to be Americans.

Be nice if the Code Duello was not illegal.



Anti-War Protests Target Wounded at Army Hospital


By Marc Morano
CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
August 25, 2005

Washington (CNSNews.com) - The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the current home of hundreds of wounded veterans from the war in Iraq, has been the target of weekly anti-war demonstrations since March. The protesters hold signs that read "Maimed for Lies" and "Enlist here and die for Halliburton."

The anti-war demonstrators, who obtain their protest permits from the Washington, D.C., police department, position themselves directly in front of the main entrance to the Army Medical Center, which is located in northwest D.C., about five miles from the White House. Among the props used by the protesters are mock caskets, lined up on the sidewalk to represent the death toll in Iraq.

SEE VIDEO



Code Pink Women for Peace, one of the groups backing anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan's vigil outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford Texas, organizes the protests at Walter Reed as well.

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On Aug. 19, as the anti-war protesters chanted slogans such as "George Bush kills American soldiers," Cybercast News Service observed several wounded war veterans entering and departing the gates of Walter Reed, some with prosthetic limbs. Most of the demonstrations have been held on Friday evenings, a popular time for the family members of wounded soldiers to visit the hospital.

But the anti-war activists were unapologetic when asked whether they considered such signs as "Maimed for Lies" offensive to wounded war veterans and their families.
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Kevin Pannell, who was recently treated at Walter Reed and had both legs amputated after an ambush grenade attack near Baghdad in 2004, considers the presence of the anti-war protesters in front of the hospital "distasteful."

When he was a patient at the hospital, Pannell said he initially tried to ignore the anti-war activists camped out in front of Walter Reed, until witnessing something that enraged him.

"We went by there one day and I drove by and [the anti-war protesters] had a bunch of flag-draped coffins laid out on the sidewalk. That, I thought, was probably the most distasteful thing I had ever seen. Ever," Pannell, a member of the Army's First Cavalry Division, told Cybercast News Service.

"You know that 95 percent of the guys in the hospital bed lost guys whenever they got hurt and survivors' guilt is the worst thing you can deal with," Pannell said, adding that other veterans recovering from wounds at Walter Reed share his resentment for the anti-war protesters.
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Anti-War Protests Target Wounded at Army Hospital
By Marc Morano
CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
August 25, 2005

Washington (CNSNews.com) - The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the current home of hundreds of wounded veterans from the war in Iraq, has been the target of weekly anti-war demonstrations since March. The protesters hold signs that read "Maimed for Lies" and "Enlist here and die for Halliburton."

The anti-war demonstrators, who obtain their protest permits from the Washington, D.C., police department, position themselves directly in front of the main entrance to the Army Medical Center, which is located in northwest D.C., about five miles from the White House. Among the props used by the protesters are mock caskets, lined up on the sidewalk to represent the death toll in Iraq. See Video

Code Pink Women for Peace, one of the groups backing anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan's vigil outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford Texas, organizes the protests at Walter Reed as well.

Some conservative supporters of the war call the protests, which have been ignored by the establishment media, "shameless" and have taken to conducting counter-demonstrations at Walter Reed. "[The anti-war protesters] should not be demonstrating at a hospital. A hospital is not a suitable location for an anti-war demonstration," said Bill Floyd of the D.C. chapter of FreeRepublic.com, who stood across the street from the anti-war demonstrators on Aug. 19.

"I believe they are tormenting our wounded soldiers and they should just leave them alone," Floyd added.

According to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, nearly 4,000 individuals involved in the Iraq war were treated at the facility as of March of this year, 1,050 of whom were wounded in battle.

One anti-war protester, who would only identify himself as "Luke," told Cybercast News Service that "the price of George Bush's foreign policy can be seen right here at Walter Reed -- young men who returned from Iraq with their bodies shattered after George Bush sent them to war for a lie."

Luke accused President Bush of "exploiting American soldiers" while "oppressing the other nations of earth." The president "has killed far too many people," he added.

On Aug. 19, as the anti-war protesters chanted slogans such as "George Bush kills American soldiers," Cybercast News Service observed several wounded war veterans entering and departing the gates of Walter Reed, some with prosthetic limbs. Most of the demonstrations have been held on Friday evenings, a popular time for the family members of wounded soldiers to visit the hospital.

But the anti-war activists were unapologetic when asked whether they considered such signs as "Maimed for Lies" offensive to wounded war veterans and their families.

"I am more offended by the fact that many were maimed for life. I am more offended by the fact that they (wounded veterans) have been kept out of the news," said Kevin McCarron, a member of the anti-war group Veterans for Peace.

Kevin Pannell, who was recently treated at Walter Reed and had both legs amputated after an ambush grenade attack near Baghdad in 2004, considers the presence of the anti-war protesters in front of the hospital "distasteful."

When he was a patient at the hospital, Pannell said he initially tried to ignore the anti-war activists camped out in front of Walter Reed, until witnessing something that enraged him.

"We went by there one day and I drove by and [the anti-war protesters] had a bunch of flag-draped coffins laid out on the sidewalk. That, I thought, was probably the most distasteful thing I had ever seen. Ever," Pannell, a member of the Army's First Cavalry Division, told Cybercast News Service.

"You know that 95 percent of the guys in the hospital bed lost guys whenever they got hurt and survivors' guilt is the worst thing you can deal with," Pannell said, adding that other veterans recovering from wounds at Walter Reed share his resentment for the anti-war protesters.

"We don't like them and we don't like the fact that they can hang their signs and stuff on the fence at Walter Reed," he said. "[The wounded veterans] are there to recuperate. Once they get out in the real world, then they can start seeing that stuff (anti-war protests). I mean Walter Reed is a sheltered environment and it needs to stay that way."

McCarron said he dislikes having to resort to such controversial tactics, "but this stuff can't be hidden," he insisted. "The real cost of this war cannot be kept from the American public."

The anti-war protesters claim their presence at the hospital is necessary to publicize the arrivals of newly wounded soldiers from Iraq, who the protesters allege are being smuggled in at night by the Pentagon to avoid media scrutiny. The protesters also argue that the military hospital is the most appropriate place for the demonstrations and that the vigils are designed to ultimately help the wounded veterans.

"If I went to war and lost a leg and then found out from my hospital bed that I had been lied to, that the weapons I was sent to search for never existed, that the person who sent me to war had no plan but to exploit me, exploit the country I was sent to, I would be pretty angry," Luke told Cybercast News Service.

"I would want people to do something about it and if I couldn't get out of my bed and protest myself, I would want someone else to do it in my name," he added.
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Not listening is he? I would say if he bothered to ask the answer from these GIs would be NOT IN MY NAME but then his caring for them is so much Bull Shit isn't it?


I clipped part read the whole article and watch the video.

Best do it on an empty stomach.


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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 6:47 AM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 6:57 AM CDT
Los Zetas Update
Topic: Immigration
Sometime in the late 90s by accident and due to my insatiable curiosity, I stumbled up a small, less than 200 member, Discussion Group whose emphasis was

"Open Discussion of Intelligence (Academic)"

I rarely ever post there, because most of the members are NOT amateurs or hobby theorists but ACTUAL Intelligence members in Academia and International Intelligence and Security Corporations. Some of them got their experience in a manner they are not allowed to discuss.

So in my research of Los Zetas I did one of my rare posts to that list asking for information.

I have been answered so far by the List Moderator.

I will post here a censored version of their reply.

Why Censored? Because my website has already been accessed once to my knowledge by someone who used a specific keyword search to locate a thread on DailyKos. I was the second link and from the comment left on that post he was not pleased with the content of my blog. LOL.

So that being the case, and since this source of information is one I place a high value on, I am NOT going to take the chance that I might be responsible for a flood of Kossaks arguing with the regular members and ruining the List for everyone.

Anyone who wishes the URL and Join information, leave a comment and your email address. It goes without saying that any of my regular blog links I have no qualms trusting. Others, leave your blog address if you do not have a blog leave the URL of a blog you regularly post comments to. For those I deem trustworthy I have no hesitation sharing my information sources.

Those I choose not to share with, grit your teeth and bear it.

XXXXXXXXX Open Discussion of Intelligence (Academic)"


From: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Subject: Re: Zetas






No library databases seem to be indexing much yet. All I have seen has been news coverage. However, a June 2005 Homeland Security report has a short article on Los Zetas:

http://www.wetp.org/Wetp/public/dwloads/HASL_1712dnlfile.PDF

The New York Times published a report in 2004:

FOREIGN DESK | October 30, 2004, Saturday

Mexico Arrests Man Suspected of Leading Drug Cartel's Assassins

By JAMES C. MCKINLEY JR. (NYT) 428 words Late Edition - Final , Section A , Page 6 , Column 3

Also you might try these:

http://www.infowars.com/articles/world/mexican_drug_commandos.htm http://www.esmas.com/noticierostelevisa/mexico/430356.html http://www.esmas.com/noticierostelevisa/mexico/402396.html http://www.nmsu.edu/~frontera/jul03/secr.html http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=44486

And School of the Americas watch page:

http://www.soaw.org/new/newswire_detail.php?id=867

I'm not really tracking this. I did note, however, a dearth of scholarly interest. Also, the US Congressional resources that can be accessed online did not produce any ongoing research projects.

XXXXXXXXXX, Ph.D.

The Homeland Security report came from a website that is supported by MDB, Inc.:

http://www.michaeldbaker.com/working.html

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 5:29 AM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 6:56 AM CDT
Wednesday, 24 August 2005
American Legion Condemns War Protests
Topic: Iraq War
Lots of articles have been written about Vets, opposing the War in Iraq, supporting the War in Iraq.

So it should not be surprising that the largest Vet organization the American Legion which at 2.7 million represents over 10% of the Veterans in the country should stand up and be counted.

By an UNANIMOUS vote of the 4000 delegates to its
national convention in fact. Wonder how the Left will spin this? Or will the Exempt Media just ignore it and concentrate on the handful who protest?

American Legion Condemns War Protests as 'Visions of Jane Fonda'
By Randy Hall
CNSNews.com Staff Writer/Editor
August 24, 2005

(CNSNews.com) - Delegates to the American Legion's national convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, vowed Tuesday to use whatever means necessary to "ensure the united backing of the American people to support our troops and the global war on terrorism."

"The American Legion will stand against anyone and any group that would demoralize our troops, or worse, endanger their lives by encouraging terrorists to continue their cowardly attacks against freedom-loving peoples,"
said Thomas Cadmus, national commander of the 2.7-million-member organization.

While never mentioning Cindy Sheehan by name even though the "anti-war mom" has said she will soon return to Crawford, Texas, to continue her protest against President Bush and the war in Iraq, the group did point to another woman who gained fame by protesting U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

"For many of us, the visions of Jane Fonda glibly spouting anti-American messages with the North Vietnamese and protestors denouncing our own forces four decades ago is forever etched in our memories," he stated. "We must never let that happen again."

Quoting Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Cadmus noted: "The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.

"We had hoped that the lessons learned from the Vietnam War would be clear to our fellow citizens,"
Cadmus stated. "Public protests against the war here at home while our young men and women are in harm's way on the other side of the globe only provide aid and comfort to our enemies.

"Understand that the terrorists they are engaging there would slit the throats of every American, adult and child, if they could," he added.

Resolution 3, which was passed unanimously by 4,000 delegates to the annual event, states: "The American Legion fully supports the president of the Untied States, the United States Congress and the men, women and leadership of our armed forces as they are engaged in the global war on terrorism and the troops who are engaged in protecting our values and way of life.


The measure recognizes that the global war on terrorism is as deadly as any war in which the United States has been previously engaged and that the president and Congress did authorize military actions in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

"No one respects the right to protest more than one who has fought for it, but we hope that Americans will present their views in correspondence to their elected officials rather than by public media events guaranteed to be picked up and used as tools of encouragement by our enemies," Cadmus said.

"It would be tragic if the freedoms our veterans fought so valiantly to protect would be used against their successors today as they battle terrorists bent on our destruction," he added. "Let's not repeat the mistakes of our past.

"I urge all Americans to rally around our armed forces and remember our fellow Americans who were viciously murdered on Sept. 11, 2001," Cadmus said. "We must commit ourselves to stand united together to defeat terrorism once and forever.

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 11:09 PM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 6:56 AM CDT
My Computer is a Neo-Con
Topic: Out of Flyover Land
This would be funny enough, if I were making it up.

But I am not.

Before the last election there was a page on
the Kerry Campaign Website with his plan
for mandatory service of all High School graduates
as a condition for receiving a High School Diploma.

When I saw that, I realized it was too explosive
an issue to stay there. So, before it disappeared
into the world wide void, I took a screen shot.
Save as a complete webpage. I still have it.

From time to time I run diagnostics on my pc.
You know scan files for damages etc.

Quite frequently when the program hits that file it
freezes up. Not only IT but the whole computer locks up. I have to Hard Reboot, turn off the computer and turn it back on.

For some reason my computer DOES NOT LIKE that file. I can open it up just fine, it never freezes when I do that. But Scan it? Not every time, but enough times it's getting to be a real pain.

I think my Compute MUST be a Neo-Con.

Note: Might be a BAD idea for me to save webpages at The Democratic Underground or DailyKos.

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 6:53 PM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 6:56 AM CDT
Border Wars Data Page
Topic: Immigration
Border Wars Data Page

I am not going to jump on the US Government is in the Drug Business bandwagon that some of these articles present, but this IS the most extensive set of links I have found so far

Despite Who is behind this almost ignored War on our Southern border this statement does have some validity

"While the threat of terrorists attacking the US is regularly one of the top news headlines on a daily basis, real terror that has already claimed the lives of 600 people this year is being routinely ignored or downplayed by the mainstream media.


Mexican drug commando organization los Zetas has been carrying out kidnappings of American citizens and politically motivated assassinations which have stretched from the border town of Nuevo Laredo through to Dallas, Houston and San Antonio all the way to Nashville, Tenn., and Atlanta, Ga.

If Al-Qaeda had infiltrated the US and carried out hundreds of assassinations and kidnappings including those of FBI and DEA agents as well as police chiefs, do you think the media would be interested? Of course they would and yet this very scenario is being played out with scant coverage in local newspapers and the occasional wire blurb."



Mexican drug cartels' wars move closer to U.S. border

Arizona governor decares state of emergency along Mexican border

Border emergency declared in New Mexico

The Secret Border Wars

Former DEA Agent: Mexican Commandos Killing In South West US To Protect Bush Drug Cartel

US shuts Mexican border consulate

Border Police Chief Only Latest Casualty In Mexico Drug War

US renews Mexico travel warning as killings mount

U.S. consulate reopens in violent Mexican border city

U.S. agent accused of aiding illegals

Men who shot Border Patrol agents wore black military-style garb

Illegal Alien Crime Wave in Full Swing

Mexican commandos seek control of border

Mexican Drug Commandos

Federal agent killed in Brownsville gun battle

U.S. officials say Zetas (Mexican Commandos) have killed in Texas

Mexican special forces take control in border town

US-trained Mexican commandos pose threat to authorities

US reopens Mexico border mission

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 8:31 AM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 6:55 AM CDT
The Vigilante
Topic: Immigration
We need more men like this in Society, we also need to keep the ones we now have alive.

The Vigilante

By Eric Umansky

At a glance, the office of Tijuana’s weekly newspaper, Zeta, gives just a hint of the kind of publication that is produced inside. It sits on a residential street in a middle-class neighborhood, and only a small plaque seems to distinguish it from the rest of the block’s modest family homes.

Look closer and a theme emerges: the building is set back from the street, with much of it obscured by a concrete wall; no first-floor windows are visible; and the front door has heavy grating.

Watching the paper’s editor and publisher, J. Jesus Blancornelas, arrive for work dispels any doubts. A caravan of three vehicles pulls up, two Suburbans and a blacked-out Chevrolet Caprice. Out pile fourteen serious-looking men — soldiers in the Mexican Army — bristling with M-16 assault rifles, shotguns, copious clips of ammunition, and body armor. That level of protection would be surprising for a journalist in Baghdad, let alone for one in a quiet neighborhood thirty minutes from downtown San Diego.

The precautions are for good reason, though. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, a significant majority of illegal drugs destined for the U.S. — marijuana, cocaine, and heroin — transit through Mexico. Tijuana, host to one of the world’s most heavily traveled border crossings, is a strategic chokepoint. In the first four months of this year, there were 163 homicides in Tijuana, many drug-related.

Local journalists know how dangerous it is to shine a spotlight on the trade and the corruption it fuels among Mexican officials. Nine reporters have been killed in northern Mexico in the past decade, with the perpetrators enjoying what the Committee to Protect Journalists calls a “nearly perfect record of impunity.” In such an environment, Zeta stands out, both for the work it has produced and the costs it has incurred.

Since Blancornelas started Zeta twenty-five years ago, it has been challenging the nexus between drug lords, local officials, and business leaders. As a result, Blancornelas has been wounded in an assassination attempt, and two top Zeta editors have been killed, the most recent one in June of last year.

The deaths have had a curious effect on Blancornelas. He evinces a determination to continue, but a regret for ever having started. It’s a mix of emotions that can’t be made any simpler by the fact that many journalists in Tijuana see Blancornelas not as a hero, but as obsessed and vainglorious. Meanwhile, the man Blancornelas believes is behind at least the first murder at Zeta is not only still free, he’s Tijuana’s new mayor.
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There is a LOT more to read about the War on our Southern Borders.

And most of us thought the problem was just masses of illegal alien migrant workers crossing over.

We should be so lucky.

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 6:37 AM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 6:55 AM CDT
For Those Who Do Not Understand The Meaning of Censorship
Topic: Immigration
We have all heard it.

CENSORSHIP!

They are trying to muzzle the Press!

Well most of the time you hear this cry directed at the sinister Rightwing Neo-Con Conspiracy, it is uttered by those who do not even understand what censorship really IS.

Now if they want to LEARN?

Here is a good way to do so.


Journalists Stop Investigating Organized Crime


Submitted by editor on August 22, 2005 - 1:58pm.

By Susana Hayward
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico - A drug war is ripping apart northern Mexico, but you won't find many details about who's behind it in the local newspapers. Journalists - after their colleagues have been killed, kidnapped, and threatened with death - have stopped investigating organized crime.

"It's the new trend of drug gangs: Journalists are warned, paid off or killed," said Daniel Rosas, the managing editor of the daily El Ma?ana, the oldest newspaper in this border city south of Laredo, Texas. "Drug battles have become bloodier, and gangs have no code of ethics. They don't respect human life; why should they respect reporters?"

El Ma?ana, founded in 1932 after the Mexican revolution with a motto to promote freedom of expression, has been self-censoring itself since its editor, Roberto Javier Mora Garcia, was stabbed to death on March 19, 2004.

Earlier this year, a former El Ma?ana reporter, Dolores Guadalupe Garcia Escamilla, died after being shot outside her home. She'd gone to work for a radio station and had named some officials as involved in the drug trade before she was killed.

El Ma?ana, whose walls are covered with images of past front pages, now reports only official news, its editors said. Other major newspapers along the northern frontier followed suit after their reporters were killed, kidnapped or threatened. They said corruption, impunity, and lack of police support made it almost impossible for journalists to research rampant violence accurately.

That means they don't follow up on the 173 people who've disappeared since last fall throughout the state of Tamaulipas, deemed by journalism organizations the most dangerous place for reporters to work in Mexico. Twenty-three others missing are Americans from Texas.

There have been at least 108 murders since January.

"We still inform the community of what's happening but are more careful of what we say. It's a painful decision. We are hostages to self-censorship, and it's worse than censorship," said El Ma?ana's publisher, Ramon Cantu Deandar.

Cantu, 39, has grown cynical about covering organized crime in this city of nearly half a million people.

"What's the point of investigating? We can't win. Drug mafias have billions and billions of dollars. They own this city: They buy police, government officials, investigators, you name it," he said. "It's better to write a crime novel."

The only newspaper that's still digging into the drug underworld is the Tijuana weekly Zeta, whose owner, Jesus Blancornelas, is something of a legend in Mexico and travels with bodyguards and bulletproof cars. Zeta's editor, Francisco Javier Ortiz Franco, was killed June 22, 2004, after the paper published the names and photos of people it said were members of the Tijuana drug-trafficking cartel.

Blancornelas said he understood the reticence of his fellow journalists.

"They are unprotected, without security," he said. "You can't blame them."

According to Mexico's nongovernmental National Center for Social Communication, the country ranks first in Latin America in reports of attacks on journalists, surpassing Colombia. Journalism organizations are calling for an independent prosecutor to investigate crimes against reporters here.

In the last 18 months, six journalists have been killed along the border: four in 2004 and two in 2005. Two other journalists have been killed elsewhere in Mexico.

Their editors regarded the six as hard-core investigators of the prolific violence that has erupted since 2003, when the leader of the Gulf Cartel, Osiel Cardenas, was jailed, sparking a battle for control of Nuevo Laredo, the largest land port to the United States and the crucial crossing point to Interstate 35, which runs north across the United States to Canada.

"We're completely alone in this business. We don't trust any state or federal authorities, and crime keeps on growing. It's more visible, and there's seldom any punishment," said Jorge Morales, the editor of El Imparcial, in the Sonora state capital of Hermosillo, south of Arizona. The company also owns two papers in Baja California.

Morales dismantled El Imparcial's investigative team after one of its crime reporters, Jose Alfredo Jimenez Mota, disappeared April 2 after telling colleagues he had to meet a source he was afraid of.

In the newsroom of El Ma?ana, a memorial to Mora was taken down long ago. Cantu said it was simply too sad for the staff to be reminded every day of what had happened.

Police now guard the entrances to the paper's two-story headquarters, though there are few other signs of stepped-up security. It wasn't till early this month that a new editor took Mora's place.

"I have to live up to Mora's reputation as a moral, ethical and probing journalist," said Omar Eli Robles, who'd been a reporter at Monterrey's El Norte newspaper. "Of course, I'm a little afraid, but danger is part of the job."

Asked, however, if he'd tell his reporters to go back to investigating drugs and corruption, he demurred.

"When and if this war ends," he said.

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 6:32 AM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 6:55 AM CDT
Tuesday, 23 August 2005
Film at Eleven
Topic: Immigration
That used to be the teaser for Television News.

Back in the Day we might actually have GOTTEN to
see News.

Today? I am not so certain. During my meal breaks
I can usually catch a news channel in the plant
cafeteria.

For the last few months a large portion of the
News(?) I have viewed could be summed up with a few
simple statements.

Nothing new to report from Aruba today, so we will
show some old footage of a pond being drained.

What would I LIKE to see covered in more depth in the News? Well maybe not covered in depth, but at least SOME coverage, maybe a LITTLE mention?

Well how about THIS?

Mexican mercenaries expand base into U.S.

By Jerry Seper
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
August 1, 2005

A renegade band of Mexican military deserters, offering $50,000 bounties for the assassination of U.S. law-enforcement officers, has expanded its base of operations into the United States



Call me an alamist if you will, but I think the American People might WANT to know that there are paramilitary forces running around the US South West targeting the Border Patrol.

I mean we all heard two States declared a State of Emergency about border issues, but the picture I got was they were more concerned with Illegal Aliens just walking accross the border. And of course there are those when this issue is brought up accuse those presenting it of racism, anti-immigrationism, etc etc.

Now for me? I have nothing against Immigrants. Well Ok I AM part American Indian/Cherokee so I have a FEW ill feelings about immigrants, but most of y'al have been behaving yourself fairly well lately so as long as we are talking about LEGAL immigration I have no real complaints. ILLEGAL that is quite a different matter. Drivers Liscences for ILLEGAL Aliens are you crazy? The same argument for giving them Drivers Liscences can be used to justify giving BACK Drivers Liscences to those who have had them REVOKED. That they would buy Car Insurance and thus make our Roads safer?

What makes you think someone who breaks the Law by ENTERING this country is going to Keep the Law if you give them things?

And NONE of this comes anywhere CLOSE to the issue of having cadres of Armed Mercenaries hunting down law enforement officers on our Territory!

NO COMPARISON. So why the silence. Turns out the Minutemen are closer to the original than we thought doesn't it?

Turns out we might NEED some vigilantee action if the Government is not going to perform some of its primary Constitutional Functions.

"insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence"

Write some letters, ask why no one ever hears much about this stuff, why all we hear about are things like,

"due to the water table level in Aruba, draining the pond has been a problem."

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 11:24 PM CDT
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